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Rasey, Thomas William (Tom)

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Birth Date: 10 June 1898 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 27 April 1989 (Caboolture, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Thomas Rasey and Rosina Sarah (nee Adelt)

Family: Johanna Eileen Dunlea on 12 December 1936

Education: New Farm State Primary School; Adult Education classes

Religion: Roman Catholic


Junior clerk, insurance office; Drover and cattle station worker, 1919 to 1921; Truck driving, Brisbane, 1926 to 1943

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Member, Queensland Central Executive and Inner Executive, ALP, 1944 - 1953

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1943 to 1949; ALP Leader in Brisbane City Council, 1942 to 1949

Military Service: Great War: Enlisted September 1916to 52nd Infantry Battalion. Served as a signaller. Member of 42nd Battalion, 4th Division, AIF. In France from September 1917 until his evacuation in June 1918. Wounded and gassed, discharged May 1919; AWL on New Year's eve 1918 and New Year's day 1919

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Windsor 29 Apr 1950 26 Apr 1957
Assembly QLP Windsor 26 Apr 1957 3 Aug 1957

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Fortitude Valley Rugby League team. He represented Brisbane in 1923 and 1929. Queensland delegate, Federal Council, Transport Workers Union, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Executive Member, Queensland Industrial Groups, 1947; Member (1946 to 1973) and Deputy Chairman (9 years), National Fitness Council; President, Windsor RSL; Committee Member, Vice-President and President, Transport Workers Union. Rasey Park at Windsor bears his name

Sources: Image courtesy of Brisbane City Council Library Services Image BCC-B120-32678; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982; Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, 3 May 1989, Second session of the 45th Parliament, Vol. 312, pp. 5117-5120 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printers); Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidates_of_the_Australian_federal_election,_1946

[Last Modified: Monday, 22 October 2018]